PS3 outsells Xbox 360 version

#1 Posted by Jadeskye (4366 posts) -

by only 8%. Much less then i anticipated. guess i'll have to eat my words on this one. 
 
http://www.vg247.com/2010/03/15/uk-charts-ps3-beats-360-in-battle-of-ffxiii/  
 
Function of the 360/PS3 install base? 
 
Either way this is much better news for square enix, they've essentually doubled their potential earnings by appealing to other consoles. Shame theres no PC version =)

#2 Posted by Adanux (64 posts) -

Wow, that is a lot closer than I would have expected.  With that in mind, it seems crazy that Microsoft had to pay to get this on the 360 in the first place especially when you consider the quality of the port.

#3 Posted by Semition (731 posts) -

Not too surprising. Although I expected the PS3 version to sell a little bit better in Europe.

#4 Posted by Jadeskye (4366 posts) -
@Adanux: microsoft, sony and apple (not to mention some other companies) seem to be adopting the brute force technique more and more. 
 
I.E. Throw money at it until it works and it comes to your medium.
#5 Posted by Monkeygb21 (192 posts) -

 

I agree that install base is a big part of the closeness.   But don’t forget, Microsoft put a lot of co-marketing dollars behind this game.   

As far as the over all console winner is concerned the PS3 versions will inevitably sell more since it had a huge head start in .  

#6 Posted by Jadeskye (4366 posts) -
@Monkeygb21: true, but thats given as it was exclusive in japan =)
#7 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

Yeah, I saw the UK sales charts this morning and was surprised to see the PS3 version only had a 4% lead.
Good news for Square, Microsoft and multiplatform games in general.

#9 Posted by Jadeskye (4366 posts) -
@orionw: big surprise given it's regional exclusivity :p
#10 Edited by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

I want to see the North American NPDs before I am ready to recant my assertion that the 360 has a stronger chance of outselling the PS3 version.  Europe has a closer relationship with the PS3 than North America, so I am not too surprised that the UK charts would show stronger sales numbers on the Sony platform.  However, in North America the 360 has a much larger user base, so if the PS3 version out sells the 360 version that says something positive about the future of the PS3 in North America. 
 
On a side note, the Brits continue their love affair with Just Dance.

#11 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
" I want to see the North American NPDs before I am ready to recant my assertion that the 360 has a stronger chance of outselling the PS3 version.  Europe has a closer relationship with the PS3 than North America, so I am not too surprised that the UK charts would show stronger sales numbers on the Sony platform.  However, in North America the 360 has a much larger user base, so if the PS3 version out sells the 360 version that says something positive about the future of the PS3 in North America.  "
Im thinking the same thing. I was surprised that the PS3 sold more then 360 in Europe, but I'm pretty sure 360 will be higher than PS3 in North America. Other than myself, I don't know anybody that owns a PS3.
#12 Edited by orionw (62 posts) -
@jadeskye: Regions counted in those statistics have FFXIII available for both consoles, the "Other Regions" are different parts of europe and australia.
 
edit: nvm unclear if places like singapore and taiwan are included where it's still ps3 exclusive also.
#13 Posted by Jadeskye (4366 posts) -
@orionw said:
" @jadeskye: Regions counted in those statistics have FFXIII available for both consoles, the "Other Regions" are different parts of europe and australia.  edit: nvm unclear if places like singapore and taiwan are included where it's still ps3 exclusive also. "
my mistake =)
#14 Posted by xyzygy (9890 posts) -

The game hasn't been out for a week... who's to say it might sell more on either platform? The NPD will probably be the best bet, but that doesn't even include Wal-Mart and those places so it still won't be that accurate. And I know that around here, all the Walmarts were sold out of 360 copies. Either way, I'm glad that it's selling so well on the 360. Maybe this will prove to publishers that multiplatforms are the way to go.

#15 Posted by m1k3 (1325 posts) -

What helped the 360 numbers is that in America the commercials ONLY showed that it was on the 360. A guy in one of my classes didn't even know there was a PS3 version.

#16 Posted by Addfwyn (1917 posts) -

I wouldn't be too surprised to see the PS3 version sell more, simply because of demographics.  A lot of the japanese-style-game fans picked up the PS3 earlier (especially those of us that import, as there is no region coding, woot) which would have obvious overlap with the demographic that bought FFXIII.  The 360 caters a lot more towards a US-style game audience, which are not overwhelmingly going to be into JRPGs necessarily.  Of course, they can be, just that the demographic doesn't necessarily overlap as much (as hard as MS tries to make it do so in Japan).  

#17 Posted by SteveV (182 posts) -

As expected :)

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